By Steve Wright
During the Marvel Video Games Panel at New York Comic Con last weekend, Marvel revealed several new characters and gameplay additions for their mobile and social games.
Captain America is the newest playable character in the iOS title Avengers Initiative. Says Marvel, "fans will be able to play through the game using the First Avenger’s abilities and alternate costumes."
The Facebook accessible Marvel: Avengers Alliance is adopting a Halloween theme, offering gamers the chance to play as Ghost Rider. "The Spirit of Vengeance is the ultimate reward for players who complete Spec Op 4 by defeating Baron Mordo, Satana and Mephisto," Marvel confirmed, also adding that "six brand new Super Heroes including Cable, Vision, Black Knight, Captain Britain, Union Jack and Psylocke, which players will be able to earn in the coming months."
Marvel also confirmed that "Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Avengers Initiative will be the first Marvel games to be interconnected through the Marvel XP platform, where for the first time in Marvel games, players can connect their play experiences across games and platforms."
"Through the Marvel XP platform, players who beat Hulkbuster Iron Man in Avengers Initiative will unlock the Iron Man Mark V armor for free in Marvel: Avengers Alliance," said Marvel. Players will need to sign-up to Marvel XP for alerts on when the program goes live.